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August 2, 2013

To the editor: Diversification? A three legged stool? Where have you heard the above mentioned phrases? Hello? At recent Cape Coral City Council meetings? You think?? Hang onto your hats! (oops, I......

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Aug-07-13 3:01 PM


Again, just remains your opinion and nothing more.

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Aug-06-13 11:28 PM

Two for one.

Lolita some people are going to eat their opinion and you need to begin nibbling after all the opinions you have that have not panned out.

Linda 53 you have seen that history and looking back does mean a lot to people who do not want to continue to error in their planning. The city is a mess not due to fixing accounting problems, or being so close to a billion dollars in debt. Having to move the money out 30 years and pay the debt service on it.

You have always been one of the proponents of do not look back just move ahead. All the while making the very same mistakes as in the past.

Hard to imagine that an adult brain has the rationale of a child. But then again most of the posters here are dependent on city tax fed pay checks whether it be theirs or their spouse's.

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Aug-06-13 1:04 PM

How sad...if someone disagrees, switch, they must be either city employees, etc. or their significant others. If they agreed with your determination, they must be agreeing because they believe your facts.

Oh well......opinions are just that, opinions....all we do is own them.

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Aug-06-13 8:59 AM

LS..since you are still living in the Swim Center about owning up to the $80,000 that Deile and Sullivan cost the city in their lawsuits, then they suddenly dropped it when the money had to come out of their pockets.Then maybe you can help us understand why,deile,brandt,kuehn,sullivan and leetz annointed a man that had no ICMA city manager qualifications,Gary King.Matter of fact,they allowed him to hire Martin and Towler to consult him to almost bankruptcy.Using the city's capital expense account to bail themselves out during the budget cycle.real thinking there. Since you wish to wallow in the past, how about explaining why Bill handled vital fuel evidence,showed it on television and then locked it in his vehicle.Or maybe tell us where is that proposed alternate swim center promised by Martin..still waiting for that mispoken tidbit.btw, how much was he paid for that wasnt the DOLLAR,he proposed at the 4/2010 meeting, thats for sure.Thanks for the memories

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Aug-05-13 10:10 PM

By the 2 who agreed with my statement about the fraudulent company from Texas who wanted to develop the aqua center. It clearly shows the shallow brain pool who more than likely either are city staff or their significant others(?). Facts are facts and they can not discern the truth.

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Aug-04-13 10:29 PM

Eric the least you could have done is voted for that fraud company out of Texas the right to come in to the city and build a Swim Complex for Mrs. Prince's son to have a job, or Mrs. Bertolini's grandchildren to have a 100 meter pool to swim in. You could have made a difference to GIVE that same Fraud Pedaling Group not 1 but 2 pieces of commercial property so they could have received a LOAN of $10 million to give back to our city. Where are all the big shot posters today? Some are still posting here and never acknowledged their error in knocking the FAB 5 or so called RAGS. A few even had the insanity of knocking the county for chewing the same piece of gristle and found out what the city found out almost a year later. Given em enough LIGHT and they just become so clearly visible! Eric you said the job was a health issue so I have no blame you did not continue. Thank you for serving.

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Aug-04-13 12:48 PM

CapeCoralCuestions you are a pig and a wuss posting your venomous lying comments anonymously!

You should be banned from posting!

It is abundantly clear that you do not know Erick very well!

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Aug-03-13 12:29 PM

Hello Eric! We want to give you the we don't give a Hoot award. Your comments as a Councilman were incoherent at best.Your letters to the editor are equally as pointless and rambling. Hence we want to "officially" tell you we don't give a hoot what you think. Goodbye Eric!

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Aug-03-13 6:30 AM

@ j galt.. PUT A CORK IN IT

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Aug-03-13 6:29 AM

Eric had an opportunity to be the difference in this city,instead he became the "Easy Button" for the King/Deile/Sullivan puppet show.So imo anything this man posts is the ramblings of an old man hanging on to the shirttails of others.What a legacy to leave behind in the history books!

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Aug-02-13 7:04 PM

see see see. Are in an effin' cult?

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Aug-02-13 4:52 PM

Disgraced Gary King: placed a gag order on ALL employees forbidding them to talk to the public or the media to prevernt them from defending themselves. He threatened, via phone call and in person, private citizens who disagreed with him (or his buddies) publicly (FACT). He hire two pals, one of whom turned in his report on scrap paper and table napkins! WHY didn’t the “City” know what was going on? Because King and the RAGs fired or forced out or DIDN’T Replace top managers: the City Manager, Assistant CM, The Directors of Public Works, Finance, Human Resources, director of Fleet, mechanics, secretaries and assistants—you name it! On RAGs-watch it was proven that there was NO theft of any kind by employees, including most officers working toward their Associates Degrees. It was also determined that one officer had been underpaid by almost $70,000! The Dillies used RuPol, (Rupol who is now on court ordered probation), to attack innocent employees and citizens.

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Aug-02-13 4:49 PM

RAGs lied about the North RO plant (the State ORDERED due to pop. growth). They lied about MWH wrong doing, Sully demanded a study and finally Sully and Dilly (or was it Brandt) dropped their law suit (FACT). During pay CUTS for ALL employees, Sully called an “Emergency Meeting” 12/23/10 to finagle a raise for his secretary! Employees getting a so-called bonus have given over 1/3 of their pay and benefits to this city since 2008!! 2008!! RAGs want that period to disappear and not embarrass them and NEVER mention those sacrifices our employees have ALREADY MADE!! And NOW we have people who moved here to take advantage of the down real estate market and the foreclosed homes, who will NEVER want to have to pay their fair share. Everyone coming here from north of Georgia knows that the ‘northern’ taxes are FOUR TIMES what they are in Cape Coral and Florida!

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Aug-02-13 10:49 AM

Sandy, you forgot to mention one of the RAG's biggest failures. You didn't mention that they failed to appoint a "good" person to the Dist. 5 seat. Instead they APPOINTED none other than "Hello Koehn".

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Aug-02-13 10:02 AM

The RAGs had full control over Council to do what ever they wanted to do. Were Union contracts addressed? NO! What about under funded debt? NO! What about infrastructure? NO! Well then, how about Pensions? NO! Wasn't that a great idea hiring two friends to be "assistant" to the City Manager for what, 80 dollars an hour? To do what? And the negative publicity that this crew brought upon this city, with the "thieving employees taking gasoline" & "the bad, bad employees walking across the city street to have lunch", etc., etc., What about the MWH audit and the thousands of wasted tax dollars? Where are the indictments? The evidence? AND SULLIVAN & LEETZ WAS RIGHT THERE WITH THEM...VOTE THEM OUT!

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Aug-02-13 9:45 AM

They let Gary King hire Mrs, Bateman and they took the city from a D bond rating (JUNK) to the status of BACK to an A rating. Over 3 years into the meltdown that began in 4th quarter of 2006. They were elected and began to do the cutting in mid 2010. So the taxpayers carried more staff than necessary (they were constantly fought on cutting anyone) for over 3 years. They did plenty and the ones who had those jobs were darn lucky to have them.

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Aug-02-13 9:35 AM

If you call uncovering a 40 year old city still had not implemented basic accounting practices nothing.

If you call finding out the employees were stealing through payroll increases implemented before they were elected.

PS Has the 21 officers paid back the $82,000 the police union denied? Then had the case mediated and lost. Then they appealed and lost again. !0% increase in pay wages without completing required educational requirements. This was nothing? What it showed is why the treasury was already depleted of funds before the economic meltdown even started. A city financial portfolio filled with high interest and interest only loans from the previous administration. WHAT THEY DID WAS KEEP BOND RATING GOING FROM A TO BELOW JUNK STATUS. Over 900 vehicles and the previous administration could not tell how many there were in the city fleet. Why they were paying more vehicle insurance premiums then there were vehicles. Yeah sure they did nothing. They put the city back tog

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Aug-02-13 8:45 AM

Hello....absolutely nothing done several years ago, now you complain. You were part of it, hello, now you complain. Hello, and goodbye.

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Aug-02-13 8:12 AM

Maybe they should just sit up there and do nothing and tell themselves everything is ok. Then when issues arise they can ignore them, and when the problems they ignore become bigger problems. Next they can sit home and write LTE's criticizing those who have to fix the mess they ignored. Hello?

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Aug-02-13 7:20 AM

As usual, you have no idea what you are talking about.

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